In 2015, a coordinated group of world powers reached a deal with Iran to limit nuclear activities in exchange for lifting nuclear sanctions. This deal required coordinated work by diplomats from a number of nations, including the United States, and was a historic victory for the movement working towards demilitarization.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that he wanted to pull out of the agreement, calling it "one-sided" and saying it was "illegitimate." Other signatories to the agreement, including France, Germany, and the UK, have expressed grave concern, while Iran has expressed that it may be open to renegotiating with other participants, but Trump's move has put the Iranian government in a bad position.
Even after being warned by politicians and diplomats from around the world that withdrawing would be perilous, Trump surrounded himself with supporters who opposed the deal and moved forward with undoing years worth of diplomatic work. We're counting on Congress to intercede: Tell Trump to rethink this disastrous decision and make the right move for American and international security.
This move could make it easier for Iran to develop a nuclear bomb in secret, and would further destabilize the Middle East. Join us in asking Congress to intercede with the president and encourage him to reconsider this disastrous decision!
If the president wishes to move forward with abandoning the deal against the wishes and advice of experts from all over the world, tell Congress to pressure the president to heed the plea of nations who want to stick with it: Don't impose sanctions or make other moves that would make it harder for them to work with Iran on creating a mutually agreeable framework to salvage the deal.
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